NAIOP names Tampa Bay’s 2022 Best of the Best winners

By Breanne Williams

NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association Tampa Bay Chapter, honored “Champions of Real Estate” during its annual awards dinner on March 9.

The group’s Best of the Best awards highlighted top local development and commercial real estate projects, deals and business professionals.

Doug Dieck, president of the Southeast region for Ryan Cos., was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his more than 30 years of real estate and construction experience. Dieck has spent more than 25 years with Ryan and has managed construction projects and developed office, multifamily, retail, industrial and healthcare projects.

NAIOP Tampa Bay is a trade organization that represents “developers, owners, investors and related professionals in the commercial real estate industry.”

The winners of the 2022 awards are as follows:

Best retail project: Publix at Innovation Commons in Epperson Ranch. Project team — Owner/developer: Ryan Cos.; Broker: Dave Conn, CBRE 

Best multifamily deal: NOVEL Midtown Tampa sale. Project team — Owner/developer: Crescent Communities, PGIM Real Estate and Bromley Cos. Brokers: Chris Chadbourne and Brian Moulder, Walker & Dunlop investment sales

Best land deal Chestnut Hill Investments and Grandview Partners Land Sale. Project team — Owner/developer: Grandview Partners/Chestnut Hill; Brokers: John Jackson, JT Faircloth, Jessica Mizrahi and Casey Perry, Cushman & Wakefield; Architecture firm: Horton, Harley & Carter; Engineering firm: Stantec

Best industrial project: Central Florida Commerce Center. Project team — Owner/developer: Central Florida Development; broker: David Buckner, Buckner Commercial; architecture firm: Lefrois Builders South; engineering firm: Landmark Engineering; general contractor: Register Construction and Lefrois Builders South; attorney: Keith Smith, GrayRobinson

Best industrial deal (Lease): Lowe’s lease at County Line Farms Distribution Center. Project team — Owner/developer: Blue Steel Development and ASPYRE Properties; landlord brokers: Rian Smith, Kris Courier, Gary Bauler, Tom Quinlan and Josh Tarkow, CBRE; tenant broker: John Dunphy, JLL

Best industrial deal (Sale): Home Depot distribution center sale. Project team — Owner/developer: Seefried Properties; seller’s brokers: Rian Smith, Kris Courier, Gary Bauler, Tom Quinlan, Joe Chick, Josh Tarkow and Jose Lobon, CBRE

Developing leader of the year: Robbie Lober of Boutique National

Best office project: Kforce Headquarters at Midtown. Project team — Owner/developer: Highwoods Properties and Bromley Cos.; landlord brokers: Lauren Coup and Brad Heeter, Highwoods Properties; tenant broker: Bill Reeves, Colliers; architecture firm: AiC Architecture; engineering firm: Diamondback Engineering, General contractor: Interstruct

Best office deal (Lease): New York Life at Renaissance Center 7. Project team — Owner/developer: Vision Properties; landlord broker: Jimmy Garvey, CBRE; tenant broker: John Fish, Cushman & Wakefield

Best office deal (Sale): TECO headquarters at Midtown East. Project team — Owner/Developer: The Bromley Companies; Broker: Bill Reeves, Colliers; Architecture firm: Gensler

Best general contractor: ARCO Murray Construction Co.

Best developer of the year: TPA Group

Best brokerage firm of the year: JLL